Coin collecting is an excellent way for kids to learn the value and the history behind different currencies. Some kids start collecting pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters before they start school, which leads them to continue collecting more valuable coins as they age.
Collectible coins are worth more than their face value, even though some coins never appreciate in price. Some coins don’t appreciate in value because they were part of a large mintage year or there’s nothing unusual about how they were minted. But a coin collector’s book filled with circulated coins can still be regarded as a personal treasure.
Philip Diehl, the president of U.S. Money Reserve, knows how important coin collecting can be today. Diehl served as the 35th Director of the U.S. Mint. While serving in that position, he gave the U.S. Mint a boost in awareness and appreciation from coin collectors all over the world when he developed the 50-state quarter program.
Today, Diehl is helping Austin-based U.S. Money Reserve become the number one distributor of government-issued coins and other collectible coins in the United States and all over the world.
As U.S. Money Reserve specializes in United States legal tender coins from the U.S. Mint, Diehl’s time at the Mint has provided a significant amount of helpful insight into the industry. But Diehl and U.S. Money Reserve also work with foreign mints to offer proof sets for sale in the U.S.
Proof sets are the ultimate collectibles for coin lovers. There’s something about shiny, untouched coins that make those coins particularly special.
Most proof sets sell out as soon as they are ready to be sold because they come from short runs instead of the volume mintage runs that fuel a country’s coin supply.
A good example of a low-mintage proof set is the recently-released Perth Mint set that honors the 65th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation. Australia’s Perth Mint has a history of producing beautiful coins. The Australian dollar has an energetic flair regarding its artistic design, size, and value.
The new Perth proof set is a beautiful as coins get. The coins are struck by The Perth Mint from 99.99% pure gold and 99.99% pure silver. Each set includes a 2oz. gold proof coin, a 1/4oz. gold proof coin, and a 1oz. silver proof coin.
The reverse of each coin displays St. Edward’s Crown, the symbol of the British Monarchy. Images of the floral emblem of Australia and the official flower of each Australian state and territory accompany the design. The coins also include inscriptions marking Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation anniversary.
The new Perth set is a legal tender, according to the Australian Currency Act 1965. U.S. Money Reserve is proud to serve as the exclusive U.S. distributor of the 203 complete three-coin sets available for sale in America.
As one of America’s largest distributors of U.S. government-issued coins, U.S. Money Reserve is proud to provide clients with the highest levels of service and exceptional gold coins.